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Hilton Hotels & Resorts Continues Latin America Expansion With Opening Of New Hilton Panama In Country's Bustling Capital »

August 21, 2014 at 12:44PM PDT | Source: Hilton Worldwide

Upscale Hotel in Panama City, Panama Features First eforea: Spa at Hilton in Latin America, Six Dining Outlets, Panoramic Views and More
August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // PANAMA CITY and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the newly-built Hilton Panama, a 347-room Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Panama City, Panama. With a privileged location in the heart of this booming city that offers panoramic ocean views, this newest hotel in Panama City opens its doors just in time to celebrate the Panama Canal's Centennial. To commemorate the occasion, Hilton Panama welcomes guests with special introductory rates starting at $129* per night.
"We are thrilled to welcome Hilton Panama as the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the country to the brand's growing global portfolio," said Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide...

Andrew Fossen Joins EXIT Realty In Culpeper »

August 21, 2014 at 12:09PM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Culpeper, Virginia (Grassroots Newswire) August 20th, 2014 - Andrew Fossen joined EXIT Cornerstone Realty in Culpeper.
"We're excited to welcome Andrew to EXIT Realty," says Ellen Butters, Broker/Owner of EXIT Cornerstone Realty. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Andrew each and every day."
Andrew joins the EXIT Cornerstone Realty team with four years of real estate experience as an agent. He has just recently earned his broker's license. Before joining EXIT Andrew was an agent for Long & Foster Realty.
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Window World Windows Earn Good Housekeeping Seal For Seventh Consecutive Year »

August 21, 2014 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Window World
Window World Opportunities Available

August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C.  - Window World®, America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, has announced its window products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for the seventh consecutive year. Window World is one of only three companies in all of the home improvement industry to offer Good Housekeeping Seal-backed windows.
For more than 100 years, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute has carefully evaluated products to provide consumers with insights on quality and performance. Any product that has earned the Seal is backed by Good Housekeeping's limited warranty, meaning if it is found to be defective within the first two years after purchase, Good Housekeeping will replace or repair the product or refund its purchase price...

New Sears Hometown Store Opens In Norwich »

August 21, 2014 at 10:51AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Local Retailer Offers Top Brand Home Appliances, Lawn and Garden Equipment and More at Guaranteed Lowest Price
NORWICH, N.Y. - Aug. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) opens its newest New York Sears Hometown Store today, August 21, 2014 within the Curtis Lumber location at 48 Hale Street in Norwich.
The Norwich location marks the ninth opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 21st opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats. Unlike most retail concepts, Sears Hometown Stores combine the value, selection and services associated with larger retail stores but are they are independently owned and operated.
"Working with builders and homeowners, we recognized the need for a broader product and service assortment to assist customers with their projects...

360clean Named To Inc. 5000 List Of Fastest Growing Companies »

August 21, 2014 at 10:27AM PDT | Source: 360clean

Three-year sales growth of 228% lands award-winning provider of a medical focused commercial cleaning service on Inc. Magazine's annual list of fastest-growing, privately held companies in America.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - 360clean, the fast-growing specialized janitorial franchise best known for its specialization in cleaning medical offices, has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list. 360clean ranked No. 1812 on the prestigious national list, which recognizes America's fastest-growing privately held companies. 360clean's enormous growth makes it one of South Carolina's most prominent companies, as well as one of the most successful companies in the commercial cleaning industry.
In addition to medical facilities, 360clean's JaniMed® system easily conveys to other commercial industries...

Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 33 Lawyers From Wiggin And Dana »

August 21, 2014 at 9:55AM PDT | Source: Wiggin & Dana

August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // New Haven – Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that six partners have been named Best Lawyers 2015 "Lawyers of the Year" and 33 lawyers have been recognized as Best Lawyers in America.
Only one lawyer in each category in each community receives this honor. In 2015, The Best Lawyers in America® recognized the following Wiggin and Dana partners:

Daniel L. Daniels - Litigation - Trusts and Estates (Stamford, CT)
James A. Goniea - Franchise Law (Philadelphia, PA)
Kevin M. Kennedy - Franchise Law (New Haven, CT)
Robert M. Langer - Antitrust Law (Hartford, CT)
Peter J. Lefeber - Employment Law - Management (New Haven, CT)
Maureen Weaver - Health Care Law (New Haven, CT)

In addition, the firm is pleased to announce that 33 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015...

PRO Martial Arts Continues Growth In Philadelphia, PA »

August 21, 2014 at 9:42AM PDT | Source: PRO Martial Arts

August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // PRO Martial Arts, the nation's fastest growing Martial Arts concept, announces today that it has signed a development agreement with Manik Chhabra to develop a studio in the Philadelphia, PA market.
Manik comes to PRO Martial Arts with a background in sales, finance, and operations management. Raised in an entrepreneurial family Manik feels great pride to be continuing the tradition, when he found PMA he knew he found an opportunity that would impact his community in a positive way as well as one that would provide him with a flexible schedule and the ability to balance work and home life.
The PRO Martial Arts team is excited to have Manik as part of our growing family of Character Education and Leadership training centers...

Home Care Assistance Of Centennial Receives Home Care Pulse Certified – Trusted Provider Distinction »

August 21, 2014 at 9:20AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

With a mission to change the way the world ages, Home Care Assistance helps seniors live well at home through innovative offerings such as their proprietary Balanced Care Method™, which emphasizes scientifically studied lifestyle behaviors of the longest living people on Earth
Centennial, CO (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Centennial, a leading provider of in-home care, today announced that it has received the Certified – Trusted Provider distinction from Home Care Pulse. This distinction illustrates Home Care Assistance’s commitment to client satisfaction.
"Our goal at Home Care Assistance is to ensure that our client’s in the South Metro Denver area are receiving the best possible care available," says Pete Lane, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Centennial...

The Keg Royalties Income Fund Announces August 2014 Cash Distribution »

August 21, 2014 at 9:17AM PDT | Source: Keg Steakhouse & Bar

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - (Marketwired - Aug. 12, 2014) - The Keg Royalties Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:KEG.UN) today announced that its August 2014 distribution of $0.08 cents per unit has been declared and is payable to unitholders of record as at August 21, 2014. The August 2014 distribution will be paid on August 29, 2014.
The Fund is a limited purpose, open-ended trust established under the laws of the Province of Ontario that, through The Keg Rights Limited Partnership (the "Partnership"), a subsidiary of the Fund, owns certain trademarks and other related intellectual property used by Keg Restaurants Ltd. ("KRL"). In exchange for use of those trademarks, KRL pays the Fund a royalty of 4% of gross sales of Keg restaurants included in the royalty pool...

Batteries Plus Bulbs Continues Proactive Growth Strategies To Build On Momentum »

August 21, 2014 at 9:10AM PDT | Source: Batteries Plus Bulbs

Fast-Growing Retail Franchise Announces Multi-Unit Franchise Operator Development Initiative
HARTLAND, Wis. - August 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With 25 consecutive years of system and same store sales growth and an average of about one new store opening per week, Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation's first, largest and fastest-growing battery and light bulb franchise, is launching a new Multi-Unit Franchise Operator Development Initiative designed to keep the 25-year-old leading brand on the fast track for growth.
Through the Multi-Unit Franchise Operator Development Initiative, Batteries Plus Bulbs is offering extraordinary support, including discounted fees, to assist qualified multi-unit franchisees from other non-competing brands in the development of two or more Batteries Plus Bulbs stores...

Smoothie Authority Tropical Smoothie Cafe Debuts UnBEETable Berry Smoothie On Menus Nationwide »

August 21, 2014 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Industry Leader Releases First Beet Smoothie of its Kind in the Market
ATLANTA - Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Further cementing its position as a category leader in product innovation and a forward-thinking, better-for-you restaurant brand, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is unveiling its latest innovation in its signature Superfood Smoothie series, the UnBEETable Berry, starting August 25, 2014.
Available for a limited time only, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, with 385 locations across the U.S., is the first national restaurant chain to release a beet smoothie of its kind in the marketplace. Unlike offerings at other smoothie chains, Tropical Smoothie Cafe's new UnBEETable Berry smoothie is made with fresh whole beets - not beet concentrates or juices - expertly blended with ripe strawberries, blueberries, bananas and cranberries, ensuring its customers get the highest nutritional benefit out of this tasty superfood smoothie...

Right At Home U.K. Recognized By British Franchise Association As Emerging Franchisor Of The Year »

August 21, 2014 at 8:59AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

Senior and Disabled Adult Home Care Company Honored at BFA Award Ceremony for Achievement and Early Success
Omaha, NE (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 - Right at Home U.K., a leading senior and disabled adult home care franchise that is achieving remarkable growth across the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce they have received the British Franchise Association's (BFA) Emerging Franchisor of the Year award. Ken Deary, a veteran within the franchise industry and previous recipient of BFA's Franchisee of the Year award, is spearheading Right at Home's expansion in the U.K.
"It is a great honor to have been given this award, particularly when both the number and the quality of entrants were so high," said Deary at the BFA awards ceremony...

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Reports Results For Second Quarter 2014; Reiterates Earnings Guidance »

August 21, 2014 at 8:02AM PDT | Source: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

ATLANTA - August 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI), the franchisor and operator of Popeyes® restaurants, today reported results for its fiscal second quarter of 2014 which ended July 13, 2014. The Company also reiterated guidance for fiscal 2014.
“Popeyes strong second quarter demonstrates our focused execution of our strategic roadmap. We have consistently delivered excellent results quarter after quarter for the past six years. The sustainability of our performance is a reflection of our principles, priorities and processes. As we look ahead, we are excited about this new era for Popeyes – an innovative menu, beautifully remodeled restaurants, an expanding global footprint, and a renewed focus on our employees and guests,” commented Cheryl Bachelder, Popeyes Chief Executive Officer...

Orangetheory Fitness Signs 400th Franchise Agreement »

August 21, 2014 at 7:50AM PDT | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

High-intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Celebrates Explosive Growth and is Named to Inc. 500 List 
August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced the company has signed its 400th franchise agreement. Additionally, Orangetheory Fitness was ranked #399 on Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.
Orangetheory Fitness launched its first studio in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in March 2010 and has transformed into one of the world’s top fitness franchises. The 60-minute 5 zone heart-rate based interval training concept has helped tens of thousands of members lose weight, get toned and meet their overall fitness goals in a short amount of time
"Since beginning Orangetheory Fitness four years ago, we have experienced a serious surge in franchise interest, and we are thrilled our growth has propelled us onto the Inc...

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Names William P. Matt As New Chief Financial Officer »

August 21, 2014 at 7:43AM PDT | Source: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

ATLANTA - August 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLKI), the franchisor and operator of Popeyes® restaurants, today announced that William P. Matt will be joining the Popeyes executive team as Chief Financial Officer, effectively immediately. Reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Cheryl Bachelder, Mr. Matt will oversee the Company’s financial matters and lead the Company’s efforts in determining and implementing the most effective strategies for Popeyes to accelerate its long-term growth potential and maximize shareholder value.
"The addition of Will as our new CFO brings a strong complement to our leadership team as we execute our strategic roadmap for growth around the globe," said Ms...

Mr. Rooter Plumbing Explains The Messages A Home's Plumbing Is Sending To Owners »

August 21, 2014 at 7:37AM PDT | Source: Mr. Rooter

We Need to Talk: Five Things Your Plumbing is Trying to Tell You
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 - When it comes to home plumbing, nonverbal clues and cues are the best resources for identifying hidden and yet undiscovered issues. However, it's not always easy to pick up on the messages a home's plumbing is sending out.
To help decipher what the toilet is touting and the sink is saying, Mr. Rooter Plumbing has offered insight into five things a home's plumbing is trying to tell its owner.
Plumbing Issue: When the dishwasher runs, it causes water to back up into the kitchen sink.
What your plumbing is telling you: A large volume of water is attempting to drain from the dishwasher all at once, but if there is an obstruction, it won't drain at full capacity...

GRILLiT Franchise Marketing Initiative For The Southwest Kicks Off In Austin, Texas »

August 21, 2014 at 7:29AM PDT | Source: GRILLiT, Inc.

MIAMI - Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GRILLiT, Inc. (the "Company" or "GRILLiT") (OTC Pink Markets: GRLT) announced that its southwestern United States master franchisee operator, Texas Expansion Wing Group, LLC, is beginning its franchise marketing campaign in Texas today, exhibiting at a major retail franchise forum.
Its debut exhibition event will commence today in Austin, Texas at the "Retail Live!" exclusive retailer expo, which can be found on the Internet at www.retaillive.com/location/austin. This prestigious gathering features participation of hundreds of franchisors, retail developers, and other related industry professionals, who are instrumental decision-makers in acquiring and developing new franchise concepts.
"We are now prepared to aggressively roll out our franchise marketing strategy throughout the southwestern United States, which commences today in the State of Texas," stated Texas Expansion Wing Group's president, Bill Roberts...

Wendy's Offers Consumers "The Gouda Life" With The New Smoked Gouda Chicken On Brioche »

August 21, 2014 at 7:20AM PDT | Source: Wendy's

Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche
August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // DUBLIN, Ohio – Wendy's® is inviting consumers to get a taste of "The Gouda Life" – a world filled with exquisite tastes and posh provisions such as a brioche bun, Dijon aioli and Gouda cheese – through Wendy's latest premium offering, the new Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche. With Gouda making its appearance on Wendy's menu for the first time, the limited-time only Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche is packed with savory sophistication without pricey pretension.
"The new Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche brings distinct and sophisticated flavors to the table – particularly the mild yet nutty tastes of Smoked Gouda – to help elevate our customers' food experience," said Liz Geraghty, Wendy's Vice President, Brand Marketing...

Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For 14 New Restaurants In Kansas »

August 21, 2014 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain Continues Westward Expansion with New Locations in Wichita and Topeka
August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA – Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with three franchise groups to develop 14 new restaurants in Wichita and Topeka, Kansas over the next several years.
The three franchise groups and their development plans include:

New franchisees Douglas Day and Dan Day plan to develop nine restaurants in Wichita. With more than 20 years of combined experience in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry, these new franchise partners plan to open their first restaurant before the end of 2014...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Services Come To Pembroke Pines, Florida »

August 21, 2014 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Pembroke Pines, FL - August 21, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Pembroke Pines, FL. Business partners Dario Loriato and Carlos Salas bring a combination of advanced technology skills and international business experience to the CPR franchise network.
Dario Loriato worked for over 17 years at Cisco Systems developing and leading high performance sales teams. He is the founder of Consciat, Inc., an IT cloud integrator that provides services for small to medium-sized businesses. He has multiple degrees including a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, a Master's in Sales and Marketing and an Executive MBA...



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